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Poster: tree-ap Date: Jul 31, 2007 6:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A song you would have liked the Dead to Cover

"Land Down Under" by Men At Work. No really...imagine the Jerry's MIDI during the flute solos & the whole band singing "Do you live a land down under?"

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 31, 2007 7:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A song you would have liked the Dead to Cover

I have gotten the feeling around here that folks don't like that band, BUT I took my kids to see them years ago and (for me, surprise) really liked them--that was a great tune live.

Haven't had the guts to admit it til now...

And I agree with your take on that one with the DEAD!

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Poster: tree-ap Date: Jul 31, 2007 7:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A song you would have liked the Dead to Cover

Personally, I wish there would've been MANY, MANY more country covers that they'd played. Jerry was a huge Buck Owens fan, and Buck's songs would've lent themselves perfectly to their repertoire. It's too bad they didn't do so many other country artists songs because they would've fit nicely in the early 70's sets---You Win Again, You Ain't Woman Enough, & Tomorrow Is Forever, (I Wash My Hands In The) Muddy Water are a few that come to mind as ones they DID play. And you can't forget some of the country songs they covered in the late 60's---Long Black Veil, Silver Threads & Golden Needles. It WAS nice to hear the many different covers they started doing in the 90's---I Fought The Law, Lucy in the Sky, Take Me To The River, Tomorrow Never Knows, Baba-O-Reilly, Rain, etc. Some weren't as well received as others---I didn't exactly care for LSD as I thought it too cliche' a tune to cover, & the same goes for I Fought The Law. One more complaint---Bob Dylan & The Beatles weren't the only great song writers, so I feel they (Jerry mainly) could've expanded his pool of songs. And speaking of Jerry's covers, I REALLY like the Garcia (Compliments) album. It's one of those albums where you listen to it as a whole rather than just putting it on for a song or two.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jul 31, 2007 7:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A song you would have liked the Dead to Cover

Ever heard the acoustic version of "Land Down Under"? It's incredible, and blows away the bubble gum pop version. Also reveals why it actually IS a great song.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 31, 2007 8:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A song you would have liked the Dead to Cover

I don't know anything about the band, BUT the two primary players, the one that sang, and the one that played flute and dozens (!?) of other instruments I think, were both quite accomplished.

After seeing them live, I developed a real liking for even the pop songs of theirs I had heard thru the 80s on the radio...